A little of history
Jorquera reached great splendor during the Iberian, Muslim and Christian periods. Within its walls we can distinguish the Almohad walled enclosure of the 12th century that delimits its surroundings, together with the castle where the Cid Campeador stayed on his way to Valencia. Once the area was reconquered in 1211 by Alfonso VIII, it fell back into the hands of the Almohades in that same year. Finally, Alfonso VIII along with the militias of the councils of Madrid, Guadalajara, Cuenca, Huete and Uclés managed to take Jorquera permanently. This was how in 1266 it was segregated to the jurisdiction of Cuenca, the council being attached to the entire Manchuela.
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